Category «In the news»

MCC in the news: Francis Institute director weighs in on universal pre-K

As officials in the Kansas City Missouri School District are considering the benefits and drawbacks of implementing universal pre-kindergarten, one thing is certain: more early-childhood classrooms = more early childhood teachers. And just where and how the district is going to come up with these additional teachers was the subject of a recent Kansas City …

MCC in the news: Unique program trains machinists better, faster, cheaper

A new partnership between MCC-Business & Technology and a group of local employers means a more direct path to employment for some manufacturing students, and it’s gaining attention around the city. The Computer Integrated Machining & Manufacturing (CIMM) program, established earlier in 2013, is a short-term training for entry-level machinists. Many of the area’s more than 2,500 manufacturers are in need …

MCC in the news: Driving simulator highlights growing problem

We all know that it’s a dangerous choice to operate a vehicle while impaired–but it’s not just drugs and alcohol that contribute to unsafe driving. While many colleges take steps to prevent students from driving while under the influence, MCC is taking things a step further – aiming to prevent driving while distracted. As part of a month-long …

MCC in the news: CDL instructor talks trucks

Check out this KCTV5 segment, which features John Malicoat, program coordinator and instructor in MCC’s CDL-A (commercial driver’s license, class A) training program. KCTV5 multimedia journalist Justin Schmidt interviewed Malicoat on Tuesday for a story on a proposed KCMO city ordinance that would ban so-called jake braking, a mechanism for slowing 18-wheel trucks that some consider too noisy. Malicoat took …

Safe from the storm: MCC tornado shelters featured on KMBC

One of MCC’s six storm shelters, or ‘safe rooms’, was featured Wednesday in a KMBC 9 News story about storm shelter resources in Kansas City. Click here to watch the news story. MCC’s safe rooms, completed in 2008 with the help of a grant from the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA), are located on each campus …

Hundreds participate in Laura’s Run at MCC-Blue River

About 1,200 people hit the pavement on May 11 for the Laura’s Run 5K, which started and finished at MCC-Blue River. The 5k run and walk was planned in memory of Laura Beth Reynolds to raise drunk driving awareness. Laura  was a 16-year-old honor student at Fort Osage High School in 2009 when she was hit and killed by a …

MCC workforce training ranked in regional top 10

MCC was ranked in the Top 10 Outstanding Southern Community Colleges for Workforce Training in Southern Business & Development magazine, a publication that focuses on economic development for the southern United States, including Missouri and Oklahoma.  The article focuses on the role community colleges play in supporting the local economy by supplying a pipeline of qualified …